18.07.2016 - 20.07.2016
2016 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy

The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State University will be hosting the third International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy from July 18-20, 2016. The conference will be held at Penn State’s campus in University Park, PA.

A major theme of this year’s conference will be translating the results of recent research advances in the biology and health of pollinators into solutions that can be applied in the field to conserve and expand pollinator populations. The conference will cover a range of topics in pollinator research, from genomics to ecology, and their application to land use and management, breeding of managed bees, and monitoring of global pollinator populations. Recent global initiatives in policy, education, and extension will also be highlighted.

The conference will be preceded by a one-day Pollinator Conservation Short Course hosted by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation on Sunday, July 17, 2016. The Short Course will also be held at Penn State in University Park, PA and it will feature presentations on creating and protecting pollinator habitat, as well as related research of Penn State scientists. Please contact Jillian Vento jilian.vento@xerces.org for more information.

For more information about the conference, please email Kim Swistock (kar3@psu.edu) or the conference organizers, Christina Grozinger - PSU (cmgrozinger@psu.edu ),  Shelby Fleischer – PSU (sjf4@psu.edu), Neal Williams - UC Davis (nmwilliams@ucdavis.edu)  and Rufus Isaacs - Michigan State University (isaacsr@msu.edu) or visit the conference website: http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/events/2016-international-conference-on-pollinator-biology-health-and-policy.

Contact information:
Kim Swistock